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Alex Turner • Edited

I think this might be called a naive solution...

import random

def number_fruit():
    fruit_list = []
    fruit_dict = {
        1:'kiwi',
        2:'pear',
        3:'kiwi',
        4:'banana',
        5:'melon',
        6:'banana',
        7:'melon',
        8:'pineapple',
        9:'apple',
        10:'pineapple',
        11:'cucumber',
        12:'pineapple',
        13:'cucumber',
        14:'orange',
        15:'grape',
        16:'orange',
        17:'grape',
        18:'apple',
        19:'grape',
        20:'cherry',
        21:'pear',
        22:'cherry',
        23:'pear',
        24:'kiwi',
        25:'banana',
        26:'kiwi',
        27:'apple',
        28:'melon',
        29:'banana',
        30:'melon',
        31:'pineapple',
        32:'melon',
        33:'pineapple',
        34:'cucumber',
        35:'orange',
        36:'apple',
        37:'orange',
        38:'grape',
        39:'orange',
        40:'grape',
        41:'cherry',
        42:'pear',
        43:'cherry',
        44:'pear',
        45:'apple',
        46:'pear',
        47:'kiwi',
        48:'banana',
        49:'kiwi',
        50:'banana',
        51:'melon',
        52:'pineapple',
        53:'melon',
        54:'apple',
        55:'cucumber',
        56:'pineapple',
        57:'cucumber',
        58:'orange',
        59:'cucumber',
        60:'orange',
        61:'grape',
        62:'cherry',
        63:'apple',
        64:'cherry',
        65:'pear',
        66:'cherry',
        67:'pear',
        68:'kiwi',
        69:'pear',
        70:'kiwi',
        71:'banana',
        72:'apple',
        73:'banana',
        74:'melon',
        75:'pineapple',
        76:'melon',
        77:'pineapple',
        78:'cucumber',
        79:'pineapple',
        80:'cucumber',
        81:'apple',
        82:'grape',
        83:'orange',
        84:'grape',
        85:'cherry',
        86:'grape',
        87:'cherry',
        88:'pear',
        89:'cherry',
        90:'apple',
        91:'kiwi',
        92:'banana',
        93:'kiwi',
        94:'banana',
        95:'melon',
        96:'banana',
        97:'melon',
        98:'pineapple',
        99:'apple',
        100:'pineapple'        
    }

    num_int = random.randint(10,10000)
    num_str = str(num_int)
    num_list = list(num_str)    
    num_list_int = []


    for x in num_list:
        xint = int(x)
        num_list_int.append(xint)

    sum_num_int_list = sum(num_list_int)   
    new_n = num_int - sum_num_int_list

    if new_n in fruit_dict:
        print(new_n,'=',fruit_dict[new_n])
    else: 
        number_fruit()

number_fruit()

...and neither do I understand recursion (maximum recursion depth exceeded while calling a Python object) and why it always comes up apple.